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(45-28) Portland Trail Blazers vs. New Orleans Pelicans (43-31)
Date: Tuesday, March 27
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Pelicans -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 222.5
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Portland Trail Blazers
Portland beat Oklahoma City by three points in Oklahoma on Sunday and earned a stranglehold on the division and #3 seed in the Western Conference in doing so.
OKC would have tied the Blazers with a win, instead it’s two games back and faces the tougher of the two schedules down the stretch, even though this is no easy win for Portland.
The Blazers are the 3-seed but I’m not sure how excited they should be about it. Currently it has them in line to play San Antonio in round one, followed by the Warriors in round two, if they are fortunate enough to advance.
Even in their time as a team at the bottom of the playoff standings, Portland was always tough at the Moda Center. This year’s team has been improved on the road in the regular season. Will in translate into the playoffs?
That’s the big question for Portland, which will come into the playoffs with higher expectations than ever before in the Damian Lillard era.
New Orleans Pelicans
It isn’t so hard to imagine that these two teams will matchup in the first round, however. New Orleans is currently fifth in the West, actually tied with San Antonio.
The Pelicans lost for the first time in five games in their last one, on the road in Houston.
But New Orleans has managed to keep the ship afloat without DeMarcus Cousins. In fact, it has moved up in the standings but only because of the fantastic play of Anthony Davis.
You get the feeling Davis always had it in him, he was just saving it for the playoffs when he and Cousins would have made New Orleans a legitimate problem for any team in the league.
Instead, Davis has had to turn it on early. It’s helped the late season run, but I’m not sure the Pelicans will have an extra level when the playoffs start, which is what you’re always looking for when identifying true contenders.
NBA Betting Trends:
- POR are 33-16-2 ATS in their last 51 games overall.
- Over is 21-7 in NO last 28 home games.
- Over is 10-4 in NO last 14 vs. Western Conference.
- Over is 34-16-1 in NO last 51 vs. NBA Northwest.
- Head to Head: Favorite is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
- Head to Head: Home team is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
Free Portland Trail Blazers vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction: New Orleans defends home court.
I’m not sure Portland is ready to win big games on opponent’s floors. This is a big game for New Orleans, which would love to stay in the 4 vs. 5 matchup.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pelicans ATS
NBA Free Score Prediction: Portland 107 – New Orleans 113
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